Using a scaffolding approach, the teacher finds an instruction approach where a student has strength then builds upon the continued success of the student. Through modeling, guiding and providing feedback, the teacher can gradually withdraw from the student’s dependent learning until independent learning is mastered.
I soon became interested in how people learn, and how I can be an even better teacher so I got further degrees in curriculum, instruction, and reading. Now, about three decades later, I am out of the classroom, but love teaching one on one again, and helping children and young adults who want to become even better students.
As I went onto suburban high schools, elementary schools, working with students with different abilities during summer school assignments, I learned about the need for profound compassion toward all my students. I have worked with students who went onto earning their masters.